Carmelo Scarpignato, MD, DSc (Hons), PharmD, MPH, FRCP (Lond), FACP, FCP, FACG, AGAF, FEBGH, EuCP

Carmelo Scarpignato graduated in Biochemistry at the University of Messina, and in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Modena in Italy. He is currently Professor of Medicine & Clinical Pharmacology at the Faculty of Health Sciences, LUdeS Lugano Campus, Switzerland & United Campus of Malta, Msida, Malta as well as Associate Professor of Gastroenterology at University of Nantes. He is also Honorary Clinical Professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong and Consultant Clinical Pharmacologist & Gastroenterologist. He has been Visiting Professor at some prestigious European and USA Universities.

Professor Scarpignato’s main research interests focus on digestive clinical pharmacology, gastrointestinal motility, and upper GI pathophysiology as well pain medicine. He has authored more than 500 publications (of which 350 are full papers or book chapters) on these topics and has also edited 28 books on clinical evaluation of GI function and on Pharmacology & Therapeutics of Digestive Diseases. He is or has been on the editorial boards of Pharmacology, Gut, Digestion, Digestive Diseases, Current Gastroenterology Reports, Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, BMC Gastroenterology, BMC Medicine, World Journal of Gastroenterology, American Journal of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety and Current Clinical Pharmacology, amongst others. He is also a Section Editor (GI and Liver Pharmacology) of Fundamental and Clinical Pharmacology and of Gastroenterology International, and has been co-Editor of two prestigious book series, Frontiers of Gastrointestinal Research and Progress in Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. Professor Scarpignato is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London), the American College of Physicians, the American College of Clinical Pharmacology, the American College of Gastroenterology and of the American Gastroenterological Association. In addition, he has been recognized Fellow of the European Board of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, besides being member of several national and international scientific societies, including the New York Academy of Sciences and the EU Academy of Sciences. After 20 yeas of serving as Secretary General, he is currently At-large Member of the Governing Board of the World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Oesophagus (OESO) and Past Governor for Italy of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). His biography has been included into the 2009-2010 Edition of Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.

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